The purpose of this report is to summarize the most promising measures currently being used throughout the U.S. to deal with the problems of suburban transportation congestion. It deals primarily with work trips, and on a corridor (therefore, multi-jurisdictional) basis. Chapter 1 examines three types of on-the-right-of-way transportation system management (TSM) actions: priority traffic facilities for high occupancy vehicles; highway ramp controls; and park and ride lots/mode change facilities. Chapter 2 examines (1) variable work hour programs and (2) ridesharing coordination and financial incentive programs. Chapter 3 considers three types of transit services in the suburbs: conventional fixed route local service; express bus service; and demand responsive service. Chapter 4 addresses two types of programs aimed at getting the private developer or parcel occupant to institute TSM measures: (1) mandatory TSM and trip reduction programs and (2) parking reduction ordinances. The discussion of growth management, in Chapter 5, covers traditional zoning techniques, moratoria, adequate facilities ordinances and phasing growth, performance zoning and developer incentive programs, negotiated development agreements, and design controls. Chapter 6 describes the innovative funding strategies and combination of strategies that have been used by various states throughout the country to overcome the transportation problems in high growth corridors, and the criteria necessary to evaluate these funding strategies. Among the funding strategies examined are: impact fees; traditional user related fees; non-user related fees; benefit related fees; negotiated agreements; indirect funding sources; and impact exactions. Traditional and non-traditional debt financing and bonding is also discussed. The final chapter, Chapter 7, reviews and compares the strategies discussed in the previous chapters, discusses the state's role and what states have done to encourage uniform strategies among local jurisdictions, and outlines what state authorities will want to consider in choosing actions for a combined strategy.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Center for Transportation Studies, Room 1121
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139

    Massachusetts Department of Public Works

    100 Nashua Street
    Boston, MA  United States  02114
  • Authors:
    • Humphrey, T F
    • McNeil, S
    • McCormick, A
    • Warner, M
  • Publication Date: 1987-8-15

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 225 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00607553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 87102
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1991 12:00AM